World War II Damage to Reich Air Ministry building, Berlin, Germany
Berlin Germany Date:1945, July Duration:46 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Early post-World War 2 views of damage to the German Air Ministry building (Detlev-Rohwedder Haus), Located on Wilhelmstrasse at the intersection with Leipziger Strasse, in Berlin, Germany. Opening scene shows large statue of eagle surmounting an enwreathed swastika. Scene shifts to Wilhelmstrasse, near gate to courtyard at center of the building. Gate is flanked by two eagle statues on pillars. There are pedestrians on the street and some cyclists, but no motor vehicles. Rubble lines the street, and one gaping hole is shown in the side of the building. All the windows have been blown out, and one wing is missing from an eagle statue. Closer view of the courtyard and eagle-flanked gate. Another heavily damaged area of the building showing section of exterior walls collaped revealing structural damage inside. Building entrance with "Heil Hitler" in an embossed relief stone decoration over the door.
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